Friday, October 20, 2006

Blade!, Hic!, -and- Mommy Dearest

Blade! - indicted actor Wesley Snipes in Namibia
Hic! - bear "hunted" by King of Spain drunk on vodka
Mommy Dearest - no charges for woman who killed her unborn child

On this day in history: October 20, 1977 - En route to a gig at Louisiana State University, Lynyrd Skynyrd band members Ronnie Van Zandt and Steve Gaines are killed when their private plane runs out of fuel and crashes into a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi.

Born on this day in history: October 20, 1931 - Mickey Mantle (1931 - 1995) baseball player. The "Mick" was a NY Yankee home run slugger and winner of the 1956 Triple Crown.

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For dinner last evening, we enjoyed some incredibly delicious burritos. I placed a 2-pound beef roast in a 4-quart sauté pan on medium heat. I added a bottle of Sierra Nevada Brown Ale, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 2 thinly sliced white onions, 10 chile peppers (5 varieties), 5 sliced cluster tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, cumin, ground black pepper, and sea salt. After 1 hour, I turned the heat to medium-low and stirred the ingredients. After 2 hours, I turned the roast over and stirred the ingredients. Laura arrived and began tending the cooking process. The house was filled with a wonderful aroma. After 3 hours, the roast began breaking apart. After 4 hours, Laura had finalized the shredding of the meat, the liquids had dispersed, and our stomachs cried out to be serviced. Laura warmed 4 flour tortillas, and we settled down to enjoy the finest burritos we had ever tasted. A frosty Sierra Nevada Brown Ale washed down the spicy delight nicely.